Ramble’s Through England

By REUBEN, Ramble, 1845 

Rambles through the Counties of England.

British Isles
  • Author: REUBEN, Ramble
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Darton & Clark
  • Publication date: 1843
  • Physical description: Quarto (210 by 175mm), five parts in one volume, pictorial frontispiece and title, typographic title, preface and 40 lithograph maps, all with original hand-colour, original red cloth, lettered in gilt, rebacked.
  • Inventory reference: 2512


Reuben Ramble designed this atlas for children. The maps were originally published by Robert Miller as the New Miniature Atlas’ of 1821. The following year they were in a work by Darton. Prior to that they were issued as a set of exceedingly rare card maps of the counties of by Thomas Crabb. Here Ramble surrounds the wide margins of the maps with a series of ornate vignettes. Ramble, whose name is a pseudonym for the Reverend Samuel Clark (1810–75), left his father’s business in 1836 and went to London. He soon became a partner to William Darton. He went on to write geography books for children and later in life became the Rector of Eaton-Bishop. 


  1. Chubb DXVII
    • Chubb, T., Skells, J. and Beharrell, H. (1977). The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. Folkestone: Dawson.

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